Non-Electronic Control of Soft Robots

A Soft Ring Oscillator
D. J. Preston, H. J. Jiang, V. Sanchez, P. Rothemund, J. Rawson, M. P. Nemitz, W. Lee, Z. Suo, C. J. Walsh, and G. M. Whitesides
Science Robotics, 2019. PDF

Digital Logic for Soft Devices
D. J. Preston, P. Rothemund, H. J. Jiang,* M. P. Nemitz,* J. Rawson, Z. Suo, and G. M. Whitesides
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2019. PDF

Soft Non-Volatile Memory for Non-Electronic Information Storage in Soft Robots
M. P. Nemitz, C. K. Abrahamsson, L. Wille, D. J. Preston, A. A. Stokes, and G. M. Whitesides
IEEE Soft Robotics Conference 2020. submitted.

Integration of Electronics and Soft Materials

Soft RFID sensors: Wireless Long-range Strain Sensors Using Radio-frequency Identification 
L. Teng, K. Pan, M. P. Nemitz, R. Song, Z. Hu, and A. A. Stokes
Soft robotics, 2018. PDF

Integrating Soft Sensor Systems Using Conductive Thread
L. Teng, K. Jeronimo, T. Wei, M. P. Nemitz, G. Lyu, and Adam A. Stokes
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2018. PDF

Linbots: Soft, Modular Robots Utilising Voice Coils
R. M. McKenzie, M. E. Sayed, M. P. Nemitz, B. W. Flynn, and A. A. Stokes
Soft robotics, 2018. PDF

SOPHIA: Soft Orthotic Physiotherapy Hand Interactive Aid
A. C. McConnell, M. Vallejo, R. C. Moioli, F. L. Brasil, N. Secciani, M. P. Nemitz, C. P. Riquart, D. W. Corne, P. A. Vargas, and A. A. Stokes
Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 2017PDF

Using Voice Coils to Actuate Modular Soft Robots: Wormbot, an Example
M. P. Nemitz, P. Mihaylov, T. W. Barraclough, D. Ross, and A. A. Stokes
Soft robotics, 2016. PDF

Analysis, Simulation, and Control of Soft Robotic Systems

Capability by Stacking: The Current Design Heuristic for Soft Robots
S. T. Mahon, J. Roberts, M. E. Sayed, D. H. Chun, S. Aracri, R. M. McKenzie, M. P. Nemitz, and A. A. Stokes
Biomimetics, 2018. PDF

Controlling and Simulating Soft Robotic Systems: Insights from a Thermodynamic Perspective
D. Ross, M. P. Nemitz, and A. A. Stokes

Soft Robotics, 2016. PDF

Minimalistic Robots and Signal Processing

The Limpet: A ROS-Enabled Multi-Sensing Platform for the ORCA Hub
M. E. Sayed, M. P. Nemitz, S. Aracri, A. C. McConnell, R. M. McKenzie, and A. A. Stokes
MDPI Sensors, 2018PDF

HoverBots: Precise Locomotion Using Robots That Are Designed for Manufacturability
M. P. Nemitz, M. E. Sayed, J. Mamish, G. Ferrer, L. Teng, R. McKenzie, A. O. Hero, E. Olson, and A. A. Stokes
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2018. PDF

Multi-Functional Sensing for Swarm Robots Using Time Sequence Classification: HoverBot, an Example
M. P. Nemitz, R. Marcotte, M. E. Sayed, G. Ferrer, A. O. Hero, E. Olson, and A. A. Stokes
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2018PDF

HoverBots: Embracing and Detecting Collisions Using Robots Designed for Manufacturability
M. P. Nemitz, E. Olson, and A. A. Stokes
International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop: Swarms: From Biology to Robotics and Back, 2018. PDF